Current: Re-elected to the 10th National Parliament for the same seat as a United Party Candidate. Appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade in the O'neill-Abel cabinet following the formation of the 10th Parliament in August 2017, 2nd Term in this Parliament.
Past: First elected to the 9th National Parliament for the Wapenamanda Open Electorate seat in the 2012 General Elections as an United Party candidate. Appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs and Immigration in the O'Neill-Dion cabinet following formation of government in August 2012. Re-elected to the 10th National Parliament for the same seat as an United Party Candidate
Tertiary Education: University of Papua New Guinea
Achievements: Graduated with a Bachelor in Law Degree from the University of Papua New Guinea in 1986.
Last Occupation Prior to Elections: Employed by Steeles Lawyers, then founded his own practice, Pato Lawyers.
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